National Theatre Live - the finest productions, the greatest writers, directors and actors, broadcast live from The National and elsewhere.  It's a unique theatre experience which gets you so close to the action you can almost feel the actors' spit on your face - at a fraction of the price of the real thing, too.   Complete with backstage tours, interviews with the principals and additional insight in to the process of bringing you the show.  

We have allocated seating, just like in the West End!  Prices are £17, or £15 to Lexi members.  You can even choose to sit in the Lexi Dress Circle, aka our balcony box.

Please arrive by 6:45, which is when the NT Live extra content begins.  We hope that everyone will have drink in hand and be seated by 7:00, when the live performance starts. 



Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano de Bergerac almost has it all - if only he could win the love of his cousin Roxanne. There’s just one problem: he has a notoriously, lampoonably large nose. When the handsome but pedantic Christian falls for Roxanne, he enlists Cyrano to help him win her heart. 

Edmond Rostand’s classic has inspired a number of different treatments, from a faithful film with Gérard Depardieu to Steve Martin's cherishable Roxanne.  Here it is... More info

Rural Suffolk, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth or simply trying to escape the noose.  One life, in the hands of 12 women.  With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority and the devil in their midst.... More info

Playwrite Richard Bean's latest comedy follows a hapless WWII pilot and the play launches to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.  Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors has been one of the NT's biggest hits of recent years, so it's no surprise that he's loosely adapting another historical comedy for the theatre's massive Olivier mainstage. Jack Absolute Flies Again is based on 1775 Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals, which follows competing suitors who are after... More info

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